February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Kavli Theatre lobby to get face-lift

Renovation planned for late summer at city’s Civic Arts Plaza

A $1.4-million renovation of the lobby at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre is set to start this summer. The building has had only minor repairs since it opened in 1994. More...

Health & Wellness

Los Robles Neuroscience Center upgrades to newest technology

Gamma knife enhances treatment capabilities

The Los Robles NeuroScience Gamma Knife Center, a leader in the treatment of brain disorders, has recently enhanced its equipment capabilities by installing the Perfexion upgrade to the Leksell Gamma Knife, the standard in the non-invasive treatment More...

Lemmo makes leap to Los Robles board chair

Rick Lemmo, senior vice president of community relations for Caruso Affiliated Holdings, was recently elected chairman of the 2013 board of trustees of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. More...

Stem cell research discussed

California Lutheran University will present a free lecture titled “Stem Cells: Promise and Potential” from 8:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

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ThUrS., FEB. 28  Sen. Fran Pavley Open house   More...

Schools

School choice applications due Friday

Depending on their preferences, parents with students in Conejo Valley Unified may soon find it easier or more difficult to send their child to a school outside of their assigned zone. On Feb. More...

New teacher settling in as head of NPHS theater program

Billy Woody, the new director of Newbury Park High School’s theater program, has a resume that looks a bit different than that of a typical teacher. More...

State-of-the-art water fountain serves up healthy refreshment at EARTHS

The efforts of a group of health-conscious parents and teachers have led students at EARTHS Magnet School to put down their sugary drinks and pick up their water bottles. More...

Business

WLV eatery is steeped in tradition

Casa Escobar takes family approach

Casa Escobar in Westlake Village is all about family and food, the kind of food that is not only elegant and healthy, but steeped in tradition.  Kathy Escobar runs the Mexican restaurant at 2809 Agoura Road, which is decorated with old family ph More...

Four Seasons spa among nation’s best

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California ranked highly in the list of Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas for 2013 rrecently released by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.  More...

Computer school grads ready to walk

The following students recently completed certificate programs at the Computer Training Center at Conejo Valley Adult School and have been awarded certification.  They are Colleen Chapetta, Jennifer Johnson, Sandie Szczepaniak, Jamie Gerrard, Je More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Feb. 9  A 23-year-old man was arrested for hosting a party where there was underage drinking at the La Quinta Inn on Newbury Road.  Feb. 11  Between Feb. More...

Financial planner accused of elder abuse

A Newbury Park financial planner was arrested last week on suspicion of embezzling money from an elderly client.  In October 2012 the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office received a report alleging that Rod Hormell, 56, had embezzled money from More...

Family

Trekking the Camino de Santiago

Newbury Park resident takes journey of self-discovery

Having just graduated from college, Chris Gould had time on his hands last summer when his mother handed him a movie, encouraging him to watch it. More...

Get info on foster parenting

The Human Services Agency of Ventura County will present a foster parenting informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Teen awarded for volunteer work

Teagan Stedman, 13, of Thousand Oaks was named one of California’s top youth volunteers of 2013 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program honoring middle and high school students for volunteer service.  More...

Columns

Macaroni Girls

When someone forgets a punch line, one of us jumps to fill in the blanks.  Well, we don’t really jump because we’d end up in the ER, but you get my drift.  When we talk about an “ex,” chances are his derriere will sh More...

Dealers decide to put sign on hold

Loss of funding for parking improvements to blame, Murata says

Construction of a new 24-foot LED sign at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall has been delayed while the city tries to recoup nearly $8 million in redevelopment agency funding for a separate plan to add parking and make other improvements near the 25 dealers More...

Council okays dirt dump at Conejo Community Park

A developer looking to build 20 homes in Thousand Oaks has received the go-ahead from the city to dump 54,200 cubic yards of dirt on the outskirts of Conejo Community Park, home to the park district’s annual summer concert series. More...

Crosswalk suit against city filed in court

A lawsuit alleging that the city created a dangerous condition at a Thousand Oaks Boulevard crosswalk, where a woman and three young girls were hit by a van in May, has been filed in Ventura County Superior Court. The suit was filed Feb. More...

Community

Agoura, T.O. will partner to promote tourism

City of Westlake Village opts out

The Conejo Valley as a tourist destination?  That’s the goal of a new partnership between the cities of Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks to market the region’s natural and cultural attractions.  More...

Attitude survey results to be revealed March 5

Presentation will be made during council's goals-setting meeting

The results of the latest Community Attitude Survey will be revealed at the city’s annual goals-setting workshop next week. The public meeting, which will not be televised, is set for Tues., March 5 at 6 p.m. More...

Murals chosen for CAP parking structure

Westlake Village entrepreneur Harry Selvin has learned that persistence pays.  A member of the Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Commission, an advisory body to the City Council, Selvin’s long-standing plan to enhance the Civic Arts Plaza&rsq More...

On the Town

Sound of the tropics

STRUMMING ALONG—Left, Tom Kuznkowski of Thousand Oaks leads a ukulele jam session at an event sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library on Saturday. More...

CLU to screen Oscar-nominated documentary

California Lutheran University will present a free documentary on rape in the U.S. military at 7 p.m. Fri., March 8 in the Preus-Brandt Forum south of Olsen Road on the Thousand Oaks campus. More...

Young musicians find path to success

An actress-singer-songwriter and a boy band, both with roots in the Conejo Valley, are making strides in the competitive music business.  Hayley Kiyoko, an Agoura High School graduate and actress known for her roles in “Lemonade Mouth,&rdq More...

Sports

No need to holler, Warriors will play for section championship

Grant Lozoya dreamed of playing for a CIF-Southern Section championship before the season started.  “I knew we had the talent,” said Lozoya, a senior guard for Westlake High boys’ basketball, “but we weren’t going a More...

Lancers take wild postseason ride

high school boys’ basketball

This was a heartbreaker.  The Thousand Oaks High boys’ basketball team’s season ended Tuesday night with a 51-48 loss at home to Villa Park in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoff semifinals.  It was the second straight More...

Westlake girls’ lacrosse ready for new era

Warriors play first game at 6 p.m. on March 6 at Agoura

Everyone remembers the pioneers, the trailblazers, the ones who came first.  The first girls’ lacrosse team in Westlake High history will take the field for the first time at 6 p.m. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL PUP—Chopper is a male brown and black pug/beagle mix about 4 years old. He is active, friendly and walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Chopper, ask for No. More...

Foster parents needed

Ventura County Animal Services recently launched a new animal foster parenting program that uses volunteer help to care for newborn kittens and puppies.  VCAS foster parent volunteers agree to care for and feed one, two or an entire litter of ki More...

Faith

Helping others is helping yourself

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” — Albert Schweitzer More...

Church meets in new home

Unity of the Oaks Church will conduct its first Sunday service in its new home at the Conejo Valley Masonic Center. The Sunday celebration service will take place at 10 a.m. March 3 at 2786 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Or Ami sponsors Brandon’s Buddies day

PLAYTIME—Teenager Hilary Delin helps a new friend during Brandon’s Buddies, a monthly social program for special needs and typical children. More...

Letters

Prayer critique unfounded

The Feb. More...

Doctors welcome outside help

This is in response to Mr. Dolnick’s letter that responds to trustee Mike Dunn’s letter of appreciation to the Los Robles and Kaiser doctors for the procedures that saved his fingers.  Mr. More...

Show respect for other’s views

It’s sad to live in reader Dave Dolnick’s world, where even grateful thank-yous are criticized.  Mike Dunn started his letter with nothing but praise for the staff of the two medical centers for saving his fingers after an accident. More...

Editorials

Let’s get behind solar carports

Offering further proof that some folks—especially in T.O.—will find fault with any type of new construction, a small group of city residents is opposing plans to build carports mounted with solar panels in the parking lots of four city pa More...

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